Indian Railways has decided to run a fully reserved ‘Azadi Ka Amrit Mahotsav’ Special Train from Mettupalayam to Udagamandalam. It is the UNESCO heritage site of the Nilgiri Mountain Railway (NMR) section, on Gandhi Jayanti, October 2.
Udhagamandalam, popularly called Ooty by tourists, is the Queen of Hill Stations in Tamil Nadu. This train will run only one way. The train no. 06147, will have 4 coaches, offering 72 first-class seats and 100 second class seats. Advance Reservations for travel by special train have already started.
Fares of this special train will be:
- The fares for travel by the ‘Azadi Ka Amrit Mahotsav’ Special Train are the same as that of the NMR weekly Special Train.
- From Mettupalayam to Coonoor: Rs. 1,100 for First Class; Rs. 800 for Second Class.
- From Mettupalayam to Udagamandalam: Rs.1,450 for First Class; Rs. 1,050 for Second Class.
- From Coonoor to Udagamandalam: Rs.550 for First Class; Rs.450 for Second Class.
Timings of this special train will be:
Train Number 06147 Mettupalayam – Udagamandalam ‘Azadi Ka Amrit Mahotsav’ Special Train, on October 2, will depart from Mettupalayam station at 09.10 AM. En route to Udagamandalam, the ‘Azadi Ka Amrit Mahotsav’ special train will have just an one halt- at Coonoor station. The Special Train will arrive at Coonoor at 12.30 PM. The ‘Azadi Ka Amrit Mahotsav’ Special Train will leave Coonoor station at 12.55 PM and arrive at Udagamandalam (Ooty) railway station at 2.25 PM on October 2.
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